Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the devastation of hurricane sandy, stories of heroism are coming out of the wordwo woodwork. tonight, one of the nurses who helped save the lives of four babies during the hurricane. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. residents on the east coast are trying to get their lives back as the cleanup and recovery from sandy continues. thousands of commuters lined up in brooklyn for free buses into manhattan today. of course, getting to the bus was only half the battle. traffic is still tied up in knots. new york mayor, new york's three major airports reopened. this was the first flight to land at laguardia since the storm hit. cars lined up for miles along the new jersey highway to get gasoline. governor chris christie says officials requested emergency supplies of gasoline and fuel from the federal government. there have been 92 reported deaths related to this storm in the united states. the department of energy says more than 4 million customers still have no power. nearly 2 million of those households are in the state of new jersey. utility workers are coming i
Nov 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
to get a closer look at the damage from hurricane sandy. he was greeted by governor chris christie. and the two men just continued to work on this partnership that they got going when it comes to recovering from this storm. in fact, they've been doing it before the storm hit. now, these were the sites the president saw as he flew over the jersey coastline. image after image of flooded homes, destroyed boardwalks and washed out roads dominated the president's trip. on the ground, president obama and governor christie visited relief shelters throughout the area. the governor offered this assessment of the president to storm victims. he means what he says. it's important that he is here. christie had more praise later on. >> we spent a significant afternoon together surveying the damage up and down the new jersey coastline. we were on marine one together to be able to show the president that personally, had an opportunity to see it and we had an opportunity to discuss it at length, and then going over to the shelter here, being able to meet with folks and see the president and his con
Nov 4, 2012 8:00pm PST
reacts. and karen finney and e.j. dionne talk about the rightys who blame hurricane sandy for the rough finish. >> the hurricane is what has broke romney's momentum. >> good to have you with us, folks. the days are racing by and time is running out for the 2012 presidential campaign. mitt romney needs something short of a miracle in the worst way. the campaign continues to trail but romney went to cleveland today to project strength. >> the chose of the american people can lead to one of two very different destinations. if the president were to be re-elected, he would -- it's possible but not likely. >> romney's running mate paul ryan is trying to complete a hail mary pass in wisconsin. it was off to ohio as well. >> two more days. just two more days. two more days. this is one of those elections we will think back and look at for years. a critical influkz point. >> president obama is on top by just half a point. romney isn't as close in the states where the election is going to be decided. in paul ryan's home state of wisconsin, the president leads by an average of more than 4 points.
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
in pennsylvania just 20 minutes from trenton, the capital of new jersey. the effect of the superstorm sandy on this campaign is still evident. here's president obama today talking about the recovery effort and what it means to americans. >> we will help them rebuild and carry on with the spirit that says no matter how bad a storm gets, no matter how tough times get, we're in this together. we rise and fall as one nation and one people. >> let's bring in our mega panel tonight. i'm joined by richard wolffe, editor of msnbc.com also howard fineman, editorial director of "huffington post," and eugene robinson, analyst and "washington post" columnist. i am a man of truth. i admit that the knowledge weighs heavy on this side of the table tonight. gentlemen, everybody wants to know what's going to happen. but i want to go back to what chris christie is saying. richard, how much is this storm played into the decision-making factor for voters? >> i think it has had a significant impact -- for that sliver that needs to break late in the election. one or two-point race, that can make a difference jus